dideoxycytidine


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dideoxycytidine

 [-si´tĭ-dēn]
an antiretroviral agent whose base is cytosine; it acts by inhibiting reverse transcriptase and is used in treating human immunodeficiency virus infection and aids.

dideoxycytidine

/di·de·oxy·cy·ti·dine/ (-si´tĭ-dēn) a dideoxynucleoside in which the base is cytosine; it is an antiretroviral agent that acts by inhibiting reverse transcriptase and is used in treating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

dideoxycytidine

[dī′dē·ok′sēsī′tidēn]

dideoxycytidine

(dī´dēok´sēsī´tidēn´),
n See Zalcitabine.
dideoxyinosine
(dī´dēok´sēin´-əsēn´),
n See didanosine.
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The drug, dideoxycytidine (DDC), would be used in combination with zidovudine (AZT), the first antirival AIDS drug approved by the agency.
7) and dideoxycytidine, which appears to inhibit the AIDS virus's ability to infect cells.
Broder says he's just gotten a goahead from the Food and Drug Administration to try a similar drug, dideoxycytidine, in AIDS patients.